Women in STEM: Challenging Gender Stereotypes

When April 24, 2018, 2:00 PM
Where College of Health and Human Services, Room 161
Speaker(s) Laura Micheletti Puaca
Registration Details & Deadlines  none required
Cost $0.00
Who is Invited UNC Charlotte Campus Community
Parking Details  Visitor parking is available 

Laura Micheletti Puaca will lead a discussion of past and present “technofeminism.” Her research traces contemporary feminist interest in science to the World War II and Cold War years. Anxiety over America’s supply of scientific brainpower was matched by suspicion about women’s rights. Puaca has detailed the ways in which feminist reformers navigated these concerns to advance women’s education and employment, laying the groundwork for the proliferation of women’s societies in science and for feminist reforms in science and society.

Puaca is the author of Searching for Scientific Womanpower: Technocratic Feminism and the Politics of National Security, 1940-1980, and an assistant professor of history at Christopher Newport University,

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